Cathy Cambridge loves herself a Wimbledon match and she stopped by the tournament in a succession of bold, bright looks that satisfy the most important criteria for royal public dressing: make sure people can see you from a hundred yards away.
In Alessandra Rich
As per the usual with her Wimbledon appearances, the Duchess is sporting the purple ribbon of the exclusive All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, of which she is a patron. We appear to be in the midst of Kate’s Dotty Period, since she’s been sporting them a lot this summer. This is just okay. We think the sleeves are a little mumsy and we don’t love the neckline. We also don’t think that shade of blue is the best one for her. To be fair, we liked it well enough the first time we saw it, but then she had to follow it up with a much better version (see below).
She wore this dress during the Cambridges’ ill-fated Caribbean tour and seeing it here again is making us think it may be our favorite Cathy look of the year so far. She does so well with really bold and bright colors. We wish she’d wear them more often, since she tends to take so much direction from the Queen, who’s worn every hue imaginable during her reign.
In Alessandra Rich
Wait, no. We might have to amend our previous statement, because this is just gorgeous. The press makes way too much of the idea that she dresses like her late mother-in-law or routinely pays homage to her. We tend to think the idea is pure nonsense nine times out of ten, but this really does look like a more demure version of something Diana might have worn. Of course, D’s version would have had massive shoulders or a ridiculously huge collar or some other ’80s-ism, but this is less an example of Kate paying homage to a specific person as it is an example of how she tends to adhere to a lot of strictly royal styles made popular by her royal forebears. Princesses Margaret and Anne might have worn this forty years ago too.
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